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Flags of member nations flying at United Nations Headquarters. 30/Dec/2005. UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto.

Why Did the U.S. and Israel Leave UNESCO?

Washington’s exit from UNESCO integrates seamlessly into a longer historical trajectory of engagement with the organization. Israel has little choice but to follow suit.

The Global South and UN Peace Operations

The Global South and UN Peace Operations

Motivations to contribute troops vary in the Global South. Most seek to polish their international image. Others use UN peacekeeping to reap financial interests.

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matt Kirkland and a United Nations peacekeeper from Sri Lanka provide security for Haitian women receiving bags of rice for their families at a food distribution point in Carrefour, Haiti, Feb. 16, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call/Released)

The United Nations and Middle Eastern Security

With the presence of ISIS winding down, the war in Yemen, increasing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and other regional issues the UN is able to fill the role of a moderating third party.

Image by United Nations Photo

With Great Power Comes Great Climate Responsibility

Great powers are assessed with regard to their response and responsibility to limit the negative impact of climate change.

Review – Sexual Violence Against Men in Global Politics

Review – Sexual Violence Against Men in Global Politics

This book is a bold effort to understand the complex debates on the issue of sexual violence against men, incorporating a range of perspectives and reflective pieces.

A female member of the Swedish Infantry Battalion attached to UNFICYP on target practice at Battalion Headquarters, Larnaca. The 12 female members of the battalion were the first women to join the Force in Autumn 1979.
1/Jun/1980. Larnaca, Cyprus. UN Photo/John Isaac.

Women in UN Peacekeeping: Historical and Contemporary Patterns

As the inclusion of women among peacekeeping elements continues to expand, hopefully future research into the phenomenon will continue to emerge.

Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Today: Responses and Developments

Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Today: Responses and Developments

The UN and moderate Muslims have stressed that interreligious and intercultural dialogue is the way forward. But, will politicians act accordingly?

The United Nations flag waves at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 10, 2014. Yokota AB is one of the United Nation Command bases, under the UNC-Japan Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) Decrees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo/Released)

Call for Papers – The UN: Friend or Foe of Self-Determination?

We are opening up an invitation for contributing authors for an exciting new open access book on the UN and Self-Determination.

British Minister for the Armed Forces visits the UK Engineering Contingent supporting the UN Mission in South Sudan. 

British peacekeepers in South Sudan are continuing their support to the UNMISS mission of protecting civilians and improving stability in the country. 

Armed Forces Minister Mike Penning visited the UK Contingent at Malakal and Bentiu yesterday where almost 100 personnel are carrying out engineering tasks in support of UNMISS. The Royal Engineers are preparing for the main deployment of nearly 400 peacekeeping troops over the coming months. 

The UK Engineers are dedicated to carrying out engineering work which will improve critical logistic routes and security at Malakal and Bentiu Protection of Civilian sites. As more troops arrive, they will build a permanent field hospital at Bentiu over 1,800 UN personnel.

Brexit and the Consequences for International Peacebuilding

The UK’s departure from the EU might arguably leave not only the UK but also the EU more inward-looking and less engaged in world affairs.

The World Unites and Disunites: Someone Must Try to Keep It Together

The World Unites and Disunites: Someone Must Try to Keep It Together

If Angelina Jolie speaks for refugees, even the most hard-hearted government listens. A curious populist horizontality has come to accompany the political hierarchy of the UN.

An Mi-26 heavy lift cargo helicopter of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) is seen landing as UNMIS troops prepare to depart from their mission site in armoured personnel carriers for a patrol around Abyei town.

Humanitarian Interventionism Is Dead, Long Live Humanitarian Interventionism

The consequences of poorly implemented measures can be dire so it’s not just a Responsibility to Protect but a Responsibility to Implement Effective Policy.

Online Resources – The United Nations

Online Resources – The United Nations

Everything you need to know about the United Nations in one multimedia resource collection.

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